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[TW] IT documents, audit and leaders

IT documents comes with different names such as the following: - Manual or handbook, - Policies and procedures, - Management systems, - Project plans. In the real world we have various names with unique descriptions and purposes when in fact they could be made to do a uniform direction for which actions are based for the entire IT initiatives, probably the longest in IT lifecycle is operation. The problem is our inclination on something else which is wrong. IT remains an IT area. Business remains a business area. The same problem is carried out when we conduct IT audit. Most audit are missing the gists in which IT is being used by businesses. We once said that an effective IT audit is conducted by IT people themselves but there is something wrong with that even. Business and accounting people have been doing it with a different bias and preconceived notions which doesn't make the cut for IT direction and audit respectively. Leaders play the same game and so the problem continues an

In spite of the many security development, IPv4 still have flaws

Not fine, solved, okay but the correct term, maybe, on IP version 4 security is, mitigated. Isn't it safer to say that way?

While working on our presentation slides to be delivered next week to one of the computing organization's cyber security event in the country, I connected my computer to the Internet to look for claims, that IP cannot provide 100% guaranteed security, at least for now, it may also be forever, particularly on matters that concerns politics -maybe the toughest concern ever, maybe national infrastructure too, high-profile individual and organizations and more.

They developed the Internet Protocol version 4 without considering security in the design [and the myth that the Internet protocols were designed for warfare environments, CPNI, 2008].

According to the report, in page 5, "As a result, any system built in the future according to the TCP/IP specifications might reincarnate security flaws that have already hit our communication systems in the past. Producing a secure TCP/IP implementation nowadays is a very difficult task partly because of no single document that can serve as a security roadmap for the protocols."

The document, Security Assessment of the Internet Protocol version 4, can be downloaded from CPNI Website which is also seconded by an Internet-Draft from the IETF Website, still fresh and submitted just a week ago.

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